Sotherton Knitting Pattern Download
Sotherton is inspired by the iron gates sprinkled, frustratingly, throughout the grounds at Mr. Rushworth's estate of Sotherton. While they proved no match for Miss Bertram's determination to trespass. with Mr. Crawford's assistance. the Gothic Lattice pattern prettily constrains a knitter's curves. Worked in the round from the bottom up, the purl ground between left and right twists is the perfect place to tuck away decreases for some elegant waist shaping. The fit is close and elegant with the twist-stitch lines lengthening the wearer.
Finished Size: 27¾ (31¼, 34½, 38¼, 43¼)" bust circumference, stretched; sample shown in size 27¾" and modeled with 4" negative ease.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash Merino; 225 yd [206 m]/110 g): filigree, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7).
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); st holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 22 sts and 29 rnds = 4" in Twisted 2 - 6 Ribbing.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012